Hamilton Pool Park Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Hamilton Pool Park Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dripping Springs, TX that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles 137 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Must see if you're in Austin. Hamilton Pool is breathtaking and the hike to the river was peaceful.

backpacking
2 days ago

Beautiful water fall and pool. $26 to get in ($16 online and $15 cash only at entrance)
https://youtu.be/fNBkgUf1MTY.
I made the video.

hiking
23 days ago

Must see if you're in Austin. We made a special trip from Dallas and were not disappointed. Hamilton Pool is breathtaking and the hike to the river was peaceful.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

so far waiting to get in the gate attendant was rude. hope the beauty of the tail makes up for it

hiking
6 months ago

The pool at the end is the payoff. The scenery along the trail is OK. The pool was closed to swimmers when we went, it gets shut down for safety at times. The pool and waterfall area is well worth the drive and meh hike. Local BBQ institution, the Salt Lick is on the way from Austin, highly recommended as a feed stop.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail, easy hike. Gets very crowded.

hiking
8 months ago

Short and easy. beautiful trail.

10 months ago

Hiked. Gorgeous!!

10 months ago

Great hike on semi-improved trails

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike to an amazing spring. Cold water but refreshing to swim in. Nice place to sit back and relax...and swim.

1 year ago

The hike is quick and easy, but it is a bit slippery if you're not in sneakers (my mistake). The grotto is breathtaking, it looks surreal, and the water/waterfall is so beautiful. Check the weather before you go, if it hasn't been rainy you could possibly go swimming! I drove from Austin to Dripping Springs which was about a 45-minute drive, it was so worth it.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful (: we enjoyed this trail a lot.
Bummer we couldn't swim but maybe next time!

cross country skiing
1 year ago

This was one of the most beautiful short hikes I've ever done. A must do!!

nature trips
1 year ago

This place is a must see in Hill Country. Do not miss this. Go in cooler weather, early spring is perfect. The waterfall/pool is breathtaking. There is a second trail to the Pedernales river that is 0.8 miles and is perfectly rocky and rooty for kids. The scenery is stellar. Loved it!

walking
1 year ago

Throughly disappointing. The Texas State Park Pass is NOT valid for entry into this Travis County Preserve...so, we drove about an hour from San Antonio and arrived around 3pm for the one mile trail walk, $15 entrance fee per car, regardless of how long you're visiting or what you're doing...So, IMHO a 30 min walk in the park for $15 is like paying for water. It's nature and there are many, many better trails and hikes in this area to enjoy w/o a trumped up fee for "swimming", on what was obviously a cold than swimming day for most people. Sooooo, we went to Pedernales Falls State Park nearby to save wasting our time.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

This isn't much of a hike, but in this case it really is more about the destination than the journey. Also, call ahead because bacteria levels will keep you from swimming in the pool. However , you can hike the other direction to the banks of the order ales river. There's a small sandy beach to lay out on and is usually pretty deserted.

2 years ago